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Please tell a story about a time when a person or organization tried to help someone or change something in your community:

Simon

My younger brother Simon and I had gone to Tesia supermarket to buy something which I needed so much. I didn't have alot of cash but the exact money that was supposed to buy the lotion. We walked in and as we were walking from stand to stand going back to the counter to pay for the lotion, Simon picked up a box of biscuits worth one hundred Kenyan shillings, opened it and started eating without my knowledge. We reached the counter and I gave out the money for the lotion only for the person on the counter to point back on Simon and when I looked back, I almost screamed. By goodluck my friend Joshua was just following us, so I requested him to pay for me and promised to refund him later.. He paid for me and I walked out of the supermarket boiling with anger on Simon.

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  • The organization most involved in what happened: Individual

Events like these happen:

rarely
   
often

Story Attributes/Tags

  • The story describes a good idea that succeeded
  • This story makes me feel indifferent
  • This story relates to food and shelter
  • This story relates to security
  • This story relates to family and friends
  • I was affected by what happened in the story
  • What happened in the story relates to friends

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About This Story

  • Gender of storyteller: Female
  • Age of storyteller: 22-30 years old
  • This story took place less than 2 months ago
  • Location: Tesia Supermarket, Busia, Kenya
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This story describes a...
broad need
specific
solution
specific
problem
The story is about...
social
relations
economic
opportunity
physical
well-being
 
 
Who benefited from what
happened in the story...
nobody
the wrong
people
the right
people
What type of change is your story about?
it requires a
continuous effort
temporary
change
lasting
change
 
 
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